Human Quota

The Labour Ministry is campaigning several European countries for lquote job quotas
quote to ease staggering unemployment levels and tackle illegal immigration head-on. rn

rnDiscussions are already underway with Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland and several oil rich Central Asian countries where development and a demand for labour are just picking up.rn

rnldblquote We have already begun talking to the respective agencies of some countries and it looks promising
dblquote , said Minister of Employment and Labour, Mahinda Samarasinghe.rn

rnldblquote We hope that the negotiations will make some headway and we should come through with another location by next year
dblquote , Samarasinghe added.rn

rnThis follows successful negotiations with Italy for a quota of 1000 jobs to be filled until December 31 this year, to be extended subsequently.rn

rnldblquote The jobs are mainly from the construction and tourism sectors with many vacancies for domestic workers
dblquote , Ambassador for Italy in Sri Lanka,

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